Cyclists are at fault in the majority of serious crashes involving a car

or are they?  Cyclists are at fault in the majority of serious crashes involving a car is the opening statement in an article written by Calla Wahlquist, Police reporter for Perth Now and published on May 30, 2014 on the Perth Now website.

Is this correct? Well my analysis of the source document suggests otherwise … In fact I argue that the fault attribution for crashes involving motorists and cyclists is closer to 56% the fault of motorists and 36% the fault of cyclists, not as reported by Ms Calla Wahlquist.

$315,000 Payout to Cyclist Hit by Ute Driver

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58 Cyclists Killed in past 12 months

Fifty eight cyclists have died on our roads, yes they are our roads during the past 12 months. Families suffering the grief of lost ones. How many more families need to suffer before we take responsibility? Fifty eight cyclists is a 52.6% increase compared to the 12 months ended May 2014, slight improvement.

Road Deaths Toll Cyclists Killed

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Perth to Midland PSP extended to Success Hill

Opening Bassenden PSP

The opening of the Bassendean section of the Guildford Road PSP in 2012

Main Roads Western Australia have announced that they are extending the Western Australian Bicycle Network by building a new stretch of the Perth to Midland Principal Shared Path (PSP) from Bassendean Railway Station to Success Hill Railway Station. Construction of the extension of the principle shared path actually started May and is expected to be completed by October 2014.  This completion scheduled is ahead of the initially announced completion date of December 2014 so well done to Main Roads Western Australia for that.

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